Explanation for BPMN symbols

December 08, 2016 - 15:42
BPMN

Like flowcharts, BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) diagrams use a set of standard symbols. Each shape is having a specific meaning and business context where it’s most appropriate. If you become overwhelmed while drawing your BPMN chart, simply check this guide.

Common BPMN Symbols

Business Process Model and Notation, or BPMN, is used to build easy-to-read business process model flowcharts, which can be shared across different organizations and industries. BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) symbols are categorized into four main groups. They are flow objects, connecting objects, swimlanes, and artifacts.

A simple BPMN diagram drawn using Camunda modeler.

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